Friday, February 22, 2008

$un New$paper shills for tax increase

Everyone rightfully gives the old Red Star the beans for its liberal agenda, but let's not forget our local community newspapers.

In this week's west metro editions, the Sun-Sailor shilled for the largest tax increase in Minnesota history, passed by the House and Senate Thursday and vetoed by Governor Tim Pawlenty today. In this week's issue alone, it ran these pro-tax increase articles:

"Time to end deadlock on transportation funding," a letter to the editor from Rep. John Benson (DFL-Minnetonka).

"Lets [sic] get together to pass transportation bill," an op-ed piece by Joe Kieser, Community Editor, Minnetonka Sun-Sailor.

"TwinWest lobbies legislators for more transportation funding," a news story by Joe Keiser.

Not one article or letter to the editor was included that opposed tax increases or favored economy-friendly alternatives such as offsetting any increase in the gasoline tax with an income tax cut.

1 comment:

R-Five said...

This is my first visit to your blog!

The pattern I've seen in the Sun-Post (our local edition) is that one week will feature "pro" articles and letters and "con" articles the following week.

I don't think this is sinister. Those who want spending and tax increases generally get their submissions in ahead of time. They're published, we spit in our coffee and write our responses that get published the next edition or two.